Where no flower can bloom
The cactus grows in glory
And dispels the traveler’s gloom.
A braver creation of Mother Nature
One can hardly ever find
The cactus teaches us a lesson
We should forever keep in mind.
When life is easy and smooth
Almost anyone can succeed
But surviving when the going is bumpy
Is a great feat indeed!
Let us try to be like the cactus
Battling every adversity
And with courage turn every calamity
Into a glorious opportunity.
From "The Cactus" by Ramendra Kumar.